u-he Hive 2 v2.0.0.8676 WIN

u-he Hive v2.0.0.8676 WIN

u-he Hive v2.0.0.8676 WIN
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Hive 2: Sleek, streamlined, supercharged

With its effortless workflow and low CPU usage, you can create stunning patches in next to no time at all. Hive is quick and uncomplicated, without sacrificing flexibility or audio quality. Now packed with more controls than ever, version 2 opens up new dimensions of expression… and sheer fun!

Hive 2 in the spotlight…

  • Low CPU usage, 3 different synth engines
  • 2 oscillators with wavetable option, 16x unison and tunable sub-oscillators
  • Drag & drop modulation assignment
  • 12x2 modulation matrix slots with modifiers for curvature, rectification, quantization, sample & hold, slew rate
  • 4 user-definable XY control pads
  • Arpeggiator, step sequencer with realtime recording
  • Unique 8-step shape sequencer with 4 independent outputs
  • 2 function generators can serve as extra envelopes, gate generators, LFOs, slew limiters
  • 7 rearrangeable effects: distortion, chorus, delay, phaser, EQ, reverb, compressor
  • Panel presets for each oscillator, filter, matrix slot, etc., with copy, load and save options
  • Solo buttons allow auditioning individual oscillator or filter signals
  • Scope to view the audio output or any modulation signal, with freeze option and zoom controls
  • Microtuning support (.tun files)
  • 2000+ NKS-ready factory presets by some of our favourite sound designers, many more available online
  • Resizable UI from 70% to 200%

Hive 2.0 (revision 8676)

New features and improvements:

  • 378 new presets
  • More wavetables
  • NKS-ready
  • New GUI
  • Shape Sequencer
  • Function Generators
  • Scope
  • Key Quantizer (play custom scales)
  • XY section expanded
  • New mod matrix modifier: Sample & Hold
  • More quantization options in mod matrix
  • New Seq Mod modulation source
  • Mod Assigners for visual feedback of assigned modulations
  • Modulation overview/unassignment via right-click on parameters
  • Newly added presets now easily findable through saved search entry


  • Unwanted clicks on note attacks
  • Compressor parameters smoothed to avoid zipper noise
  • Selecting init preset does not switch folder selection anymore
  • Modulating clock swing could cause unexpected results
  • Clock swing could delay the first note
  • Strict host sync could cause too early or cut off notes
  • Rare crash when trying to reopen a host project fixed
  • “Create New” and “Rename” dialogs sometimes not working (Windows only)
  • Improved mouse drag sensitivity for Ctrl A/B selection on MIDI table page
  • Sustain pedal now working according to standard (0-63 = off, 64-127 = on)
  • Improved sustain pedal behaviour when playing same note repeatedly
  • VST3 was reporting only one MIDI channel to the host
  • Ctrl A/B now working correctly in VST3 version
  • MIDI learn now working in VST3


Windows 7 or newer

Hive 2 is not a standalone product, it requires host software. Hive 2 is compatible with nearly all DAWs.

Available as VST2, AAX (Pro Tools 10.3.7 or later) NKS, plug-ins with 32-bit and 64-bit versions.